Lake Minnetonka Boat Cruise

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Simply The Best Lake Minnetonka Boat Cruise

Explore beautiful Lake Minnetonka on a fantastic party cruise! We offer four unique party boats that are the perfect way to spend time with family and friends on the lake. We can also work closely with your company to plan fantastic small-group cruises and corporate events. We off no minimum on our public cruises which start at $55/per person. But our private cruises range from $35-49/person
based on the time of day! If you want to book a private cruise, book for the minimum (10 tickets) and add more people later! Its that simple! The boat capacity is 18 people on most boats! All tours are BYOB! Which makes us the only charter boat on Lake Minnetonka!

Our tiki-themed cruise boat is ready for fun! Bring your bachelor or bachelorette party, birthday bash, family trip, and neighborhood outings. The TikiTap can accommodate up to 18 partiers. For a truly great cruise in downtown Excelsior, we've got the RegularTap cruise for a group of up to 14 fun-loving people.

Meet LazyTap Party Pontoon, at 300 square feet, this is our largest party boat. This active tour boat offers the true laid back pontoon boating experience, which are great for active tour groups and team building. You are free to move around the boat as much or as little as you want. The LazyTap always impresses with its views of Lake Minnetonka, the 100 square feet on the upper deck is sure to give you the feeling that this boat never ends! Stretch out and enjoy this massive vessel for your private party.

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Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
2 to 18

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Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 18

TikiTap-Back Channel Brewing

Our 100 minute cruise our Tiki Pub (yes, its a Tiki Themed Party Pontoon Boat and has ZERO pedals) boat offer the perfect scenic escape! It's our #1 Boat Tour for Bachelorette Parties!

This is our newest boat on Lake Minnetonka for the season. This adventure is perfect for any corporate event, private birthday party or just for fun on a bachelorette or bachelor parties!

This is the newest and largest single boat we offer and is 26 feet long and almost 12 feet wide! This party boat includes comfortable bar stool seating around the custom tiki bar, and seating for maximum of 18 total guests with plenty of walking room around the almost 300 square foot deck.

Enjoy our one of a kind Tiki Themed bar to rest your beer, wine, or cocktails.

Do you have any worry about a bathroom? Don’t! this boat does come equipped with a full bathroom for you to use.

Worried about rain? Don’t! We have a large canopy that covers 70% of the TikiTap! If this boat is open, book it soon as this is for sure the first one to be reserved.

Things to Know:
What to know:

100 minutes long
Bluetooth music
BYOB
Bathroom on board
Departs out of Back Channel Brewing in Spring Park
300 square feet of usable room
Holds up to 18 guests
Pricing: $35-$49/person Private Cruise (10 or more required tickets to make it private)
135 HSP Gas Motor

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Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 18

Private Tours (All Boats)

PaddleTap is proud to offer private tours on all of our party boats! These one-of-a-kind Tiki Boats, Pedal Pubs, or Party Pontoons can be rented out on Excelsior Bay or Seaton Channel! Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka!

Take a peek at all our boating options and which locations they start from. You will truly love this experience for any Bachelorette, Birthday or Corporate outing!

All private tours are charged on a per person fee. Prices range from $35-$39/person Monday-Wednesday and $35-$45/person Thursday-Sunday with a $4/increase for prime summer on all tickets in July. 10 Tickets or more are required to reserve a private boat. We have a public option that is $55/person if you have less than 10.

Our Lowest cost boat is our Original PaddlePub out of downtown Excelsior ($35/person) the rest of our boats are closer to $39-45 most days

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
10 to 18

2.5 hour Private Tour-Private Tour Back Channel Brewing (18 max)

PaddleTaps longest tour of the season-2 hours and 30 minutes! This tour is new for 2024, and only being offered starting in June of 2024.

Explore Lake Minnetonka in the fall where the leaves start changing. Explore the channels and bays that the larger charter boats cannot offer. Bring your own beverages, some snacks and let us drive you around West Arm/Seaton Channel/Cooks Bay for 2.5 hour on the water, our longest cruises of the year! We will get up and close to some of the best fall colors Lake Minnetonka offers. This tour will have a bathroom on board as well with bluetooth music.

This tour will either be on our largest 30 foot LazyTap double deck boat, or the 25 foot TikiTap boat. Depending on boat availability with other tours being offered"

Pricing is $70/person for the 2.5 hours, and private bookings require 8 tickets to be purchased as a down-payments are utlizied before the season starts to reserve your boat. But you are more than welcome to book as many seats as you need up to the boat maximum of 18 guests.

Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 14

Small Group/Public Tour (All Boats)

Do you have a smaller group? Or just don't want to rent the entire boat? Book our per seat boating option! Perfect for those smaller groups who still want to go out and celebrate that Birthday/Bachelorette or even just a night out! This option does have a requirement of of 6 guests to guarantee it will go out. But you only pay for as many seats as you want. This option is not guaranteed private, and it is very likely you will be paired with other people! (we offer private cruises that start with 8 ppl-18 ppl)

This public option is only available out of our Back Channel Brewing Location (LazyTap or TikiPubs) and downtown Excelsior on our original Pedal Pub Boat Cruise.

Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 18

LazyTap Double Deck-Back Channel Brewing (18 person boat)

PaddleTap’s #1 boat tour! For the people who like to take it easy on the lake! Our LazyTap Party Boat ride has your name written all over it. This is our only double deck party boat that is massive! PaddleTap offers one boat for 2024. This boat can hold up to 18 guests!

Both boats offers two levels and covers at least 300 of deck space on the main level with an additional 100 square feet on the upper deck! This boat has zero pedals and is the true lazy experience that can hold up to 18 total guests!

These boats offer a private party bar down the middle for you to load up with your own drinks and bench seating all the way down on both sides.

We have a large wide open space in the front where people can move around and take in the views, or sit in our comfy seating all around.

This is our only boat that can allow swimming (on requests) which has a ZERO alcohol policy. If you want to swim no alcohol is allowed. but it still does only last 100 minutes. If you do choose to swim, we limit it to four people at one time and must wear a life jacket (provided) BUT ZERO ALCOHOL. Swimming on our LazyTap is only allowed out of Back Channel. We do not allow it out of Downtown Excelsior.

The LazyTap has a large 150 HSP motor, we can cover a fair amount of lake to enjoy everything that Lake Minnetonka offers! Our pickups are out of Back Channel Brewing, Lord Fletchers, Downtown Excelsior or Wayzata.
What to know:

Private boat captain
100 minutes long
Bluetooth music
BYOB
Bathroom on board
Departs out of Back Channel Brewing in Spring Park
400 square feet of usable room (two levels)
Holds up to 14-18 guests (depending on the boat you select)
Pricing: $39-$45/person Private Cruise (10 or more required tickets to make it private)
*$4/more a person from July 12th-August 4th 2024*
150 HSP Gas Motor
Zero Pedals (not even an option here)

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Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
Up to 14

RegularTap Paddle Pub-Downtown Excelsior (lowest cost boat)

PaddleTap is proud to offer private tours on our only downtown Excelsior powered party boat! These one of a kind Pedal Pubs can be rented out on Excelsior Bay!

Our Paddle Pub "RegularTap" Party Boat, holds a maximum of 14 people! This is great for private cruises who want to depart out of the award winning downtown Excelsior which is only 20 minutes from Minneapolis!

Plenty of local bars and restaurant’s such as:
-Maynards
-Excelsior Brewing
-Haskells (also a liquor store for any last minute items)
-Lago Tacos or The Suburban that are walking distance from our pickup location!

This is definitely the spot on the lake with the most action. You can even see the famous “Big Island” on your cruise if you ask your captain!
What to know:

100 minutes long
Bluetooth music
BYOB
Departs out of Downtown Excelsior
250 square feet of usable room
Holds up to 14 guests
Pricing: $39-$49/person Private Cruise (8 or more required tickets to make it private)
25 HSP Gas Motor
Peddling (optional)

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$35
Duration
2 to 3 hours
Group Size
2 to 12

Electric Duffy Boat Rental (Downtown Excelsior)

Enjoy the newest boat rental on Lake Minnetonka. Departing daily out of downtown Excelsior. Walking distance from many local bars and restaurants. Enjoy the only eco friendly, battery operated Duffy boat rentals on Lake Minnetonka. Slowly cruise around Excelsior bay in style and enjoy the calm waters of the no wake areas of St. Albans and Excelsior Bay. This boat does not have a boat captain provided, and the renter is required to drive the boat. Don't worry about an agenda and drive at your own pace. Boat rentals are allowed for small groups and large groups. Large groups can hold up to 12 guests. As pricing is based off of the boat and if you want a small or large group rental. Rentals can last anywhere from 2-3 hour long, you decide when you book! For more information checkout our sister company www.Electricshores.co to learn more!

Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Group Size
2 to 18

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Why choose us?

Fantastic Tour Boats On Lake Minnetonka

Our friendly service sets us apart from other boats offering private and public cruises on Minnetonka. Our private cruises have a friendly, knowledgeable captain at the helm guiding your cruise to some of the best spots in Minnetonka. All our cruises have Bluetooth speakers and coolers on board. For the true booze cruise party experience, most of our boats are ready for you to bring your choice of beverages to offer your personalized bar service. What also makes our cruises so unique is we charge a flat fee per person and all tours are bring your own beverage (BYOB). Private cruise you will only pay for the number of tickets you select!

Private boat tours have a flat per-person charge ranging from $39-$49/person. Private tours require at least 10 tickets to be purchased at the time of booking. You can always add more tickets as needed to boat capacity. Our small group/public seats combine smaller groups. Requiring our first booking to be at least 4 tickets, and then single tickets are allowed after!

Top Rated BYOB Private and Public Boat Cruises

We are the best party boats on Lake Minnetonka. The #1 Bachelorette Party boat in Minnesota and we've been rated 5 stars by our customers! We carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We are the only ch...

We are the best party boats on Lake Minnetonka. The #1 Bachelorette Party boat in Minnesota and we've been rated 5 stars by our customers! We carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We are the only charter boat company on Lake Minnetonka to offer a flat per-person charge for private boat cruises!

Private Captains Every Tour

We have private captain on every tour. You will have a private captain to guide you through the tour and make sure you have a great time!

We have private captain on every tour. You will have a private captain to guide you through the tour and make sure you have a great time!

Private Tours: Fixed Pricing up to 10 guests! Per person charge over 10 until boat maximum!

Our private tours are fixed up to 10 guests! Per person charger for larger groups up to the boat maximum!

Our private tours are fixed up to 10 guests! Per person charger for larger groups up to the boat maximum!

Location

Discover Lake Minnetonka

In Minnesota, the land of lakes, Minnetonka is arguably the most popular. In early 1900 Big Island on Minnetonka was home to the Big Island Amusement Park. Visitors would take the ferry cruise out to the island during the summer to enjoy an afternoon with the family or a romantic Friday night for couples. The amusement park was eventually demolished, and the island is now a municipal nature park. Lake Minnetonka now is home to being the #1 Party lake in Minnesota, and ranking in the top 10 on most nationwide lists!

Beautiful historic mansions surround Minnetonka, many owned by celebrities. The largest was the former Pillsbury mansion, a 32,000-square-foot home that was demolished, and the land was divided to sell in smaller parcels. On a Minnetonka cruise, a knowledgeable local captain will point out some of the lovely homes around the lake. With more than 30 bays on the lake, cruises are a great way to explore all the nooks and crannies.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes! Our private tours are priced per person ranging from $39-$49/person. 10 tickets are required to book privately. You can book up to the boat maximum if you have a larger party. If you don't have 10 tickets we do offer a $55/person on our public cruise.

All of our standard tours last 100 minutes long. We do have a 2.5 hour cruise set to departure for 2024. This tour will only depart out of our Back Channel Brewing location and take aboard our LazyTap or TikiTap boats with limited availability.

Our cancelation policy is simple. 30 days out you can cancel and get a full refund. 0-29 days all sales are final. If we end up having bad weather (unsafe boating conditions), we allow rain checks. This decision is typically made on the day of your cruise. We do offer Trip Insurance which can be purchased at the time of checkout. That allows refunds 14 days out from the cruise and must purchase it at the time of checkout.

We do not allow deposits for online reservations currently. If you are still waiting for the final count before booking, we recommend just booking the minimum amount of 10 people for the lowest cost. You can always add more people later!

Our Lake Minnetonka Downtown Excelsior is BYOB and so is our Back Channel Pickup, and coolers are allowed. If you want our staple Lord Fletcher’s pickup on Lake Minnetonka, you must first purchase drinks from them (off sale). Coolers will not be allowed at all at Lord Fletcher’s pickup. When you book a boat ride, a link will be emailed to you, so you can easily place your order from Lord Fletcher’s. You are always able to bring your own food and snacks as well.

**Ice is not provided**

Yes, each tour boat offers Bluetooth connection, so you can sync your smartphone and start listening to your favorite tunes the moment we head out onto the lake.

While most people are fine on the boat, one in awhile someone gets sick. If that is the case we have the right to charge your credit card $100-250 per incident depending on the amount of cleanup needed

We do not allow swimming on our classic pedal pub (PaddleTap Boat) tours or the TikiTap Tour. We do allow swimming on the Lazytap only. People who choose to swim must wear a life jacket (provided) and only 4 in the water at a time. This will only be available out of our Back Channel Location (Excelsior LazyTap doesn’t allow swimming)

We don’t allow fishing on any of our boat tours. We leave that work up to the pros on Lake Minnetonka.

We do have a bathroom aboard our LazyTap, TikiTap and SuperTap booze cruises. The only boat without a bathroom is our RegularTap out of Downtown Excelsior. The duration of the LazyTap is 2 hours long, and the other boats are 100 minutes. However, our pedal-powered RegularTap out of Excelsior does not include a bathroom. But don’t worry, we have many friends on the lakes, so we can stop as needed, if you need a break.

Yes! If you enjoy your trip, your paddle captain will appreciate it! Most also have Venmo! You can also pre tip online when you reserve your tour.

Booking a boat ride on Lake Minnetonka is easy! Click Book Now and decide which boat and location options you like best to celebrate an upcoming event or team building outing. For questions about any of our boat rides, contact us today! We just have click "Book Now". Depending if your purchase is more date driven or experience driven.

If you notice one of the boats you wanted is booked, please look at the other boat options some boats are more popular than others. Or give us a call and we can also help plan your party!

3 of our boats (TikiTap and LazyTap boats) Can hold 18 guests. The RegularTap can hold 14 guests. You can reserve these boats as a Private Tour by purchasing 10 tickets or more. Pricing is flat per person ranging from $39-$49/person based on the time of the week.

Yes! We have multiple boats we can pair for large groups. We have had corporate events as large as 100 people before. Group sizes over 18 people isn’t an issue at all. Give us a call or email and we can help plan the details.

Our private tours require a minimum of 8 tickets to be purchased to reserve. We do offer small group/public cruises if you have less than 8 people. Private cruises during the week can get as low as $312/8 people on our Monday-Wednesday times. Most tours are $45/person on average.

Yes! You can always book a private cruise with less than 10. For us to reserve a private boat we require 10 tickets to be purchased. So book a private cruise and bring up to 10 guests! You can always add more people later

Yes! You can always book a private cruise with less than 10. For us to reserve a private boat we require 10 tickets to be purchased. So book a private cruise and bring up to 10 guests! You can always add more people later

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